Welcome to AGSH. A wargaming blog dedicated to my Dad and the world's most noble hobby; collecting toy soldiers. Here toy soldiers clash in great battles from scales of 3mm to 54mm. Also the historical records of the imaginary states of the 6mm Republic of Prussia, the Kingdom of Aksum, the Principality of Huack, the Khedivate of Turkoslavia and the Duchy of Saxe-Huack.

"Truly it can be said of him, without count are his soldiers & beyond measure his might." - Prince Edward in reference to Lord Butler & his invasion force departing London for Mars.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Micro-Scale Battlefield Mat - Post 1

I decided to give terrain mat making a try in the hopes of having a nice size battlefield for my 3mm micro armies. I read up on the subject and watched some videos then bought the supplies I needed. I bought the canvas cloth at Jo-Ann's, the caulk at Wal-Mart. Everything else I had. I started the project Sunday. Then picked it back up tonight with the layout design and painting. I don't think I will use flocking. I used a plastic bag to rough up the mat and will try to use paints to color and highlight the grass, river and roads.

Spread the canvas, iron if needed and apply the caulk.

Allow to dry overnight.

Draw roads and rivers then start to paint.

2 comments:

Tomo said...

What is the idea behind the chalking of the drop cloth?

A. Jeff Butler said...

Hi Tomo, texture and a bit of durability. Thanks.